Working with Layers in Photoshop

When you’re working with a software like Photoshop, whether it’s Elements or the full blown deal, you’re going to have to deal with what they call layers. Instead of having all the elements/images on one page/layer, each item is created in separate ones. What’s the benefit of this you ask? The main benefits are that you can manipulate each item individually and you can add/remove without effecting the other elements/images. We did touch a little bit on layers when I showed you how to create a watermark in Photoshop but this video will just focus on layers and how you

Creating a Watermark in Photoshop

Ok, so there are many tutorials on how to create a watermark but I haven’t found one that’s really clear from just reading it or a video that has what I want to show you. Plus I just installed this new software at work and thought I’d try it out really quick on something fun. You’ve seen those fancy girls (I love those fancy girls, btw :)) on SCS’s gallery or blog where they have their card and their fancy signatures on the top, right corner, left top, etc. Watermarking is not just for signatures but also for photographers or

Downloading & Installing a Photoshop Brush

Although you can buy all sorts of awesome digital scrapbook kits, there are also many free items available to download for your Photoshop program. All you have to do is: Use your favorite search engine and type in “free photoshop brus.” One of my favorite site is Miss M’s site. When you find the brush you want to download, you just click the download link and save the file to your hard drive. Once downloaded, usually it’s a zip folder, extract the zip folder. Open the folder and find the item that has a .abr extension. Copy this item and

Starting Digital Scrapbooking in PSE

This tutorial was done in Elements 4 but it’s the same concept for the most part. The important part of working with a digital scrapbooking in any Photoshop product is to understand the concept of layers and inserting new images, text, or brush on top of one another and rearranging these layers to your needs and liking. I have created a video on how to get started. Nothing fancy but hope it’ll help you understand the concept.

Resizing your Image in Photoshop

Once you insert your image or object you can resize and rotate by using the Free Transform tool. Select the layer/image, click on Edit and select Free Transform. Once your image is selected you can resize the image or rotate it to your liking. I have provided a video to help you understand this concept. The video was created in Photoshop CS but you will be able to use the information for any older or newer Photoshop application. The video is a bit small on screen, to get a bigger view, click “Download” on the bottom right of the video